Category: Music

  • How to start your music movement

    How to start your music movement

    It’s so much more enjoyable when we all achieve the same goal. It’s easy to feel that the odds are against you when you’re trying to build a career as a musician. From speaking with 40+ industry professionals, I learned that we are all more connected than we realize. Working together is the best way…

  • The Best Step Music Marketing Planning Cycle

    The Best Step Music Marketing Planning Cycle

    I’m sure that I’m not alone in having rushed to release an EP. I recorded, released, and created a brand name in one weekend. It’s my favourite release, but it wasn’t as powerful as it should have been. It failed for many reasons, and I can tell you how to market and release it professionally.…

  • Promoting music on YouTube

    Promoting music on YouTube

    Why is video so important in promoting your music? You can earn money every time someone views your music video. Optimize your profile First impressions count. Big-time. Make sure you are ready to go when you launch your YouTube channel. This is our checklist that covers the essentials. Has your channel got: – A well-designed…

  • Are YOU A COOL POINTS WORKER??

    Are YOU A COOL POINTS WORKER??

    One of my friends once said, “Working for cool points” means, “I’m not working to earn cool points anymore.” It stuck with me. She was trying to make a living in the creative industry by flipping the bird. It was an amazing, gut-churning revelation! Creativity is a place where we are filled with optimism and…

  • Mental Health in the Music Industry: A Frank Discussion

    Mental Health in the Music Industry: A Frank Discussion

    You’ll notice that mental health is a major topic in current music news. A study by Victoria University earlier this year, which The Age described as “the most comprehensive study of entertainment industry workers anywhere in the globe, ” made national news and revealed some shocking statistics. It was revealed that 25% of artists and 50% of roadies had…

  • Easy Steps to Get Started as a Screen Composer

    Easy Steps to Get Started as a Screen Composer

    Music composers for television, film and games are some of the most rewarding careers in today’s music industry. You have the chance to create amazing scores and tell incredible stories as a composer. There are many opportunities for advancement, and no two projects are ever the same. This is a rewarding career that will challenge…

  • Six Tips to Avoid a Life of Poverty as a Musician

    Six Tips to Avoid a Life of Poverty as a Musician

    One common misconception about being a musician or working in the music business is that you never make any money. Or, at least, not enough to survive. Income diversity is key to achieving your goals and sustaining a career in digital music. To ensure a long-lasting career, musicians and those working in the music industry…

  • Tips for sustainable practices within the industry

    Tips for sustainable practices within the industry

    Festivals and gigs are great fun, no matter how small or large they may be. We go to festivals and gigs to make new friends, escape the daily grind, hear new music, learn about culture, or have fun. We often forget to consider the environmental impact that events have on our environment. Every event requires…

  • EP vs. Album (What Artists Should Next Release)

    EP vs. Album (What Artists Should Next Release)

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo musician or a band member; it’s important to release musical projects you’ve been working on to get any exposure for your music. It can be tempting not to put much effort into an album or EP, even though singles and playlists are very popular in today’s musical world.…

  • Five Habits, Mindsets, and Traits of a Successful Musician

    Five Habits, Mindsets, and Traits of a Successful Musician

    It’s no surprise that musicians and artists are successful. They may share similar mindsets and habits, which could explain their success. This list will help artists and musicians better understand what it takes to succeed. These are the five traits, mindsets and habits that make a musician successful. Always a student willing to learn A…